Paul Gauguin - Lilac bouquet 1885

Paul Gauguin - Horse and Cow in a Meadow 1885 Paul Gauguin - Landscape 1885 Paul Gauguin - Landscape with cows in an Orchard 1885 Paul Gauguin - Lilac bouquet 1885 Paul Gauguin - Oestervold Park, Copenhagen 1885 Paul Gauguin - Pere Jean's Path 1885 Paul Gauguin - Portrait of Achille Granchi Taylor 1885
Paul Gauguin - Lilac bouquet 1885

Lilac bouquet 1885
34x27cm oil/canvas
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, España
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

<< Previous G a l l e r y Next >>

From Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid:
The choice of objects for this still-life-the Neo-Classical vase of porcelain with a mythological figure, the flowers, the coloured shawl and the half-hidden book-suggest a refined, albeit slightly conventional taste. The design is more naturalistic and less simplified than in other still-lifes painted in the same period, such as the Still-life with a Vase of Japanese Peonies and a Mandolin (Paris, Musée d'Orsay). Compared to other works of the same period, the present composition has a fresher, less abstract character and a spontaneity that is more impressionistic. Such features are undoubtedly due to the fact that, more than a painting, it is a life-size study, evident in its small format.
Guillermo Solana